TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man who reportedly was threatening to harm himself was shot and killed by police who responded to a home in New Jersey's capital city.
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The grown-ups — state officials, lawyers and advocates — have been in talks in Trenton for months, without results so far, to identify solutions to racial segregation, an...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of planning to build a pressure cooker bomb and use it in New York City in support of the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 16 years in...
High schooler sets women’s indoor record in 600 at Nationals
NEW YORK (AP) — Athing Mu, a high school junior from Trenton, New Jersey, set an American and high school record in the 600 meters at the USATF Indoor Championships at the Ocean Breeze Athletic...
Fire destroys 2 buildings in downtown of Trenton
TRENTON, Mo. (AP) — A fire has destroyed two buildings in the downtown of the northwest Missouri town of Trenton and damaged one other structure.
Vatican: US prelate accused of abuse not at high court
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says a Holy See lawyer who appeared on a list of American priests credibly accused of sexual abuse isn't currently at the Catholic church's supreme court, where he holds a top position.
Police: Man made numerous ‘swatting’ hoax emergency calls
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they've captured a New Jersey man who allegedly made numerous phony emergency "swatting" calls for more than a year.
Treyvon Holt is facing more than 15 charges in connection with the calls that started in December 2017. It wasn't known Friday if the 22-year-old Trenton man has retained an attorney.
Transit riders outraged over woman’s refusal to move handbag
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman refusing to take her handbag off a seat on a crowded train has sparked outrage among fellow New Jersey Transit riders.
NJ.com reports the unidentified woman was captured on video refusing to move her bag on a Trenton-bound line Wednesday after a conductor and other passengers asked her to.
More than 180 New Jersey clerics named as accused abusers
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's five Roman Catholic dioceses listed more than 180 priests Wednesday who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors over a span of several decades, joining more than two dozen other states that have named suspected abusers in the wake of a landmark grand jury report in Pennsylvania last year.
The Latest: More than 180 priests named as accused abusers
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the release of names of clergy members with credible accusations of sexually abusing minors in New Jersey (all times local):
New Jersey's five Roman Catholic dioceses have released the names of more than 180 priests they say have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.
The names were released Wednesday by the dioceses of Camden, Trenton, Metuchen and Paterson and the archdiocese of Newark.
Man found guilty in fatal shooting of St. Louis officer
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Jurors found a man guilty Friday of fatally shooting a St. Louis County police officer in 2016 after he talked on social media and in text messages about wanting to die in a "suicide by cop" encounter.
Authorities identify man killed by New Jersey Transit train
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train in the state's capital city.
But it's still not clear why Roberto Ramirez was on the tracks in Trenton when he was struck around 6:40 p.m. Sunday. The 60-year-old city man was pronounced dead a short time later.
Mother who abandoned newborn girl gets state prison term
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A mother who abandoned her newborn daughter in a vacant building in New Jersey's capital city last year is now headed to prison.
Yardis Perez-Perez had pleaded guilty last December to manslaughter and child endangerment charges. She was sentenced Friday to concurrent five-year state prison terms with no chance for early release.
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Police: Boy who fell through ice at New Jersey park dies
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old New Jersey boy who fell through the ice in a Trenton park over the weekend has died.
Police said 14-year-old Zayquan Wheeler was with friends at Cadwalader Park on Sunday afternoon when a basketball rolled onto the ice of the Delaware and Raritan Canal. Police said Wheeler chased after the ball and fell through the ice-covered water at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Man struck, killed by train in New Jersey’s capital city
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit says a man was struck and killed by a train in the state's capital city.
But it's not yet known why the victim was on the tracks in Trenton when he was struck around 6:40 p.m. Sunday.
An NJ Transit spokeswoman say 20 passengers were aboard the light-rail River Line train that had departed from Camden. No injuries were reported, but the accident forced officials to briefly suspend River Line service.
2 murder convictions thrown out due to withheld evidence
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey State Supreme Court has overturned the murder convictions of two Trenton men due to withheld evidence.
Defense says Missouri officer’s killing wasn’t premeditated
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A man on trial for the fatal shooting of a St. Louis County police officer had talked on social media and in text messages about wanting to die in a "suicide by cop" encounter and told the fallen officer's partner to shoot him, prosecutors said Monday in opening statements.
Supreme Court orders new trial for 2 convicted in ’08 murder
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two men convicted of a 2008 murder should receive a new trial because prosecutors didn't turn over certain evidence to their defense attorneys until a week after their trial began, New Jersey's Supreme Court ordered Monday.
The case involved the dying man's last words and his wife who may have plotted to have him killed.
The Latest: Defense says officer’s death wasn’t premeditated
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man charged with fatally shooting a St. Louis County police officer two years ago (all times local):
Prosecutors say the man on trial in the fatal shooting of a St. Louis County officer had talked about wanting to die in a "suicide by cop" encounter.
Jury selection starts in killing of Missouri police officer
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Jury selection begins Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with fatally shooting a St. Louis County police officer two years ago.
Longtime leader of New Jersey’s Trenton diocese dies at 83
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A longtime leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton has died.
Church officials say Bishop Emeritus John Smith died Tuesday after a long illness, but did not disclose further details. He was 83.
Smith served as the ninth bishop of the Trenton diocese, holding the post from 1997 until his retirement in 2010. He was a coadjutor bishop in the diocese for two years before that and also served as bishop of the Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese in Florida from 1991-95.
Man caught up in child porn sweep gets 6-year prison term
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who had more than 49,000 child porn videos and images on his desktop computer when he was caught up in a statewide sweep is now headed to state prison.
Callen Kapschock received a six-year sentence Friday. The 56-year-old Hamilton Township (Mercer County) man must also register as a sex offender.
State employee sues New Jersey, man she accuses of assault
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey employee who says Gov. Phil Murphy's staff botched the response to her allegations that a campaign staffer sexually assaulted her sued the alleged attacker and the state on Monday.
Katie Brennan, the state housing finance agency's chief of staff, filed the suit in Mercer County Superior Court.
Man killed, firefighters injured in boarding home blaze
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man's body has been found after a house fire in New Jersey that injured four firefighters.
The fire broke out at a 100-year-old home in Trenton around 1 a.m. Thursday.
Fire Director Derrick Sawyer tells NJ.com the home had been illegally partitioned into apartments, making it difficult for firefighters to combat the flames and search for residents.
‘Aggressive panhandler’ gets one-way ticket out of town
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A panhandler known for his occasionally aggressive interactions with motorists in New Jersey's capital city has been relocated with the help of New Jersey Transit.
The man known as Jose had been a familiar sight in recent years as he solicited money, food, clothing and alcohol several blocks from NJ Transit's Trenton Transit Center.
In one notorious incident, he defecated on the ground near a police car after an officer stopped to speak to him.
High water to keep Washington’s crossing reenactors on land
WASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. (AP) — The annual reenactment of George Washington's daring 1776 crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Day has once again been left high and dry.
Organizers announced Monday that the river crossing portion of the reenactment will not take place due to high river conditions following recent rainfall.
The Washington Crossing Historic Park said on its website that "ceremonies and speeches will still occur."
Judge rules gas pipeline company can start taking land
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A natural gas pipeline company seeking to build a line from Pennsylvania into New Jersey can go ahead with taking property and compensating landowners as part of the roughly $1.1 billion project, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled Friday.
Mom whose toddler was yanked by police resolves another case
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A mother who was violently separated from her toddler by New York police in a widely viewed videotaped encounter agreed on Wednesday to do community service to resolve a separate legal case.
A judge told Jazmine Headley, 23, that the charges will be dropped in her credit card fraud case in New Jersey if she successfully completes an intervention program.
Correction: Cheaper EpiPen Rival story
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In a story Dec. 6 about a new alternative to EpiPen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that emergency allergy injector Auvi-Q was among products that had shortages because of an EpiPen shortage. Auvi-Q did not have shortages.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Generic drugmaker to sell alternative to EpiPen injectors
Generic drugmaker Sandoz to sell prefilled syringe alternative to EpiPen emergency allergy medication
Man gets 4-year sentence for robbing phone stores
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to four years in prison for a robbery spree that targeted phone stores in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Zeldrick Nance had previously pleaded guilty to the robberies of Metro PCS stores in Willingboro and Lumberton, New Jersey, and Levittown, Pennsylvania. The robberies occurred in the fall of 2016.
Trenton arts community recovers in wake of shooting
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The arts scene is alive and well in Trenton.
Over four months since the infamous Art All Night shootout, Artworks has rebounded and hosted its citywide Art All Day event this weekend.
"What happened at Art All Night was very terrible," Lauren Otis, executive director of Artworks, said Saturday, "but Trenton is resilient, and I think people want to move forward."
Finger pointing, frustration in eastern US storm’s aftermath
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City and its suburbs and even forced some New Jersey children to stay overnight in their schools.
How, they asked, could a few inches of snow in a region used to this sort of weather lead to such chaos?
Authorities: Woman killed, 3 people injured in house fire
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a fast-moving house fire in New Jersey's capital city has left a woman dead and three other people injured.
Trenton fire officials say the fire in the 400 block of Reservoir Street started around 10 a.m. Thursday and spread quickly through the home. Firefighters then battled the blaze for an hour before they were able to bring it under control.
Hoops recruits Walker, Wong sign with Hurricanes
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Highly regarded basketball recruits Anthony Walker of Nottingham, Maryland, and Isaiah Wong of Trenton, New Jersey, have signed with the Miami Hurricanes.
Walker is a 6-for-9, 210-pound power forward who helped Perry Hall in Baltimore to two state championships. Wong is a 6-foot-3 guard who averaged 22.2 points as a junior for Monsignor Bonner.
Murphy signs bill barring ‘ghost guns’ into law in NJ
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a measure Thursday barring the purchase of firearms parts used to make untraceable weapons, sometimes called "ghost guns."
Murphy, a Democrat, signed the bill alongside Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and lawmakers.
"I am proud to sign a bill into law that will continue making our communities, families, and brave men and women of law enforcement safer," Murphy said in a statement.
NJ launching new site to promote ACA open enrollment
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey on Tuesday launched a new website to promote Affordable Care Act open enrollment.
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy appeared at a news conference in Trenton with members of his Cabinet, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman to unveil the new effort.
The administration says it is the first coordinated public awareness campaign by the state since the implementation of the law — frequently called "Obamacare."
Correction: Child Deaths-Viral Outbreak-The Latest story
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In some versions of a story Oct. 25 about a viral outbreak, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the New Jersey health commissioner. He is Dr. Shereef Elnahal, not Shereer.
A corrected version of the story is below:
The Latest: Pediatric center says it's providing counseling
The pediatric center where a severe viral outbreak left seven young people dead says it's offering grief counseling and a round-the-clock hotline for those affected
26 gang members nabbed in FBI sweep
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal agents announced the arrests of nearly two dozen alleged gang members Thursday, claiming they used violence as part of a conspiracy to distribute significant quantities of heroin and other drugs in New Jersey's capital city.
Hundreds of potential witnesses in fatal officer shooting
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors say they have 342 potential witnesses in the trial of 20-year-old Trenton Foster, who is charged with killing a St. Louis police officer two years ago.
Authorities: Mother wounded in shooting inside Trenton home
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was shot several times inside a home in New Jersey's capital city.
But it's not yet known what spurred the shooting in Trenton, which occurred around 1 a.m. Monday.
Authorities say the shooter fired at least ten shots inside the home, but it wasn't immediately known how many times the woman was shot. Authorities say at least one shot also struck a car parked outside the home.
Massage therapist charged with sexually assaulting client
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A massage therapist has been charged with sexual assault for allegedly touching a female client inappropriately during a session.
Mercer County authorities say Asmar Berry of Clementon was working at Renewed Spa Massage in Pennington last month when he touched the victim's "intimate parts" without her consent.
The 40-year-old Berry faces charges of sexual assault and criminal sexual conduct. Sexual assault is a second-degree crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Democratic super PAC spending $3M for Menendez in NJ
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC said Tuesday it's pouring $3 million into TV ads to help New Jersey incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez in a race where the party hoped to avoid sinking resources.
Senate Majority PAC said Tuesday it will spend the millions on statewide ads to help Menendez against Republican former biopharmaceutical CEO Bob Hugin.
Hearing set for judge accused of improper comment to victim
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge accused of asking a woman in court why she didn't "close her legs" to stop a sexual assault will have his own hearing this week.
A committee on judicial conduct in Trenton will consider the case of state Superior Court Judge John Russo on Wednesday.
Russo is accused of making the comment in 2016 to a woman seeking a restraining order against a man she accused of forcing her to have sex.